Welcome to the 2013 Routledge RFF Press Catalog
RFF Press, an imprint of Routledge/Taylor & Francis, publishes pioneering research in environmental economics and natural resource policy.
RFF Press publications support the mission of Resources for the Future (RFF), a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. RFF conducts independent research on environmental, energy, and natural resource issues and strives to improve environmental and natural resource policymaking worldwide. Since RFF's founding in 1952, the Press has developed a unique reputation for the rigor, balance, accessibility, and policy relevance of its publications.
Traditionally our program has focused on environmental economics and related policy studies however we are eager to move into new subject areas, including Natural Resource Management; Governance and Public Policy; and Environmental Law.
Our books are rigorously peer reviewed and developed for quality scholarship; fair and rigorous presentation of data and arguments; originality and contribution; accessibility; and relevance for an interdisciplinary, policy-oriented readership in academia, industry, and government.
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Towards a Low-Carbon Future
Market-based solutions to environmental problems offer great promise, but require complex public policies that take into account the many institutional factors necessary for the market to work and that guard against the social forces that can derail good public policies. Using insights about...
Published December 19th 2012 by RFF Press
An Insider's View of International Agreements, from Driftnets to the Space Station
In this thought-provoking new book, career U.S. State Department negotiator Richard J. Smith offers readers unprecedented access to the details about some of the most complex and politically charged international agreements of the late and immediate post Cold War era. During his nine years as...
Published March 1st 2012 by RFF Press
Removing the Legal and Regulatory Barriers
The United States produces over seventy percent of all its electricity from fossil fuels and nearly fifty percent from coal alone. Worldwide, forty-one percent of all electricity is generated from coal, making it the single most important fuel source for electricity generation, followed...
Published June 20th 2012 by RFF Press
This book traces the economic and biological pattern of forest development from initial settlement and harvest activity at the natural forest frontier to modern industrial forest plantations. It builds from diagrams describing three discrete stages of forest development, and then discusses the...
Published May 17th 2012 by RFF Press
Lessons Learned from Twenty Years of Multilateral Environmental Negotiations
At the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, popularly known as the Rio Earth Summit, the world’s leaders constructed a new "sustainable development" paradigm that promised to enhance environmentally sound economic and social development. Twenty years later, the...
Published February 26th 2012 by RFF Press
The Case of PROPER in Indonesia
Series: Environment for Development
This book is a remarkable case study of an environmental policy initiative for a national environmental regulatory system in the information age. In 1995 the Indonesian Ministry of Environment took the bold step to launch an environmental disclosure initiative called the Program for Pollution...
Published March 6th 2013 by RFF Press
Tapping Water Markets is about the past, present, and future of water markets. It compares water markets with political water allocation, documents the growth of water markets, and explores the ways in which water markets can be improved and implemented further. This book provides up-to-date...
Published March 4th 2012 by RFF Press
The Impact of Federal Governance on Local, National, and Global Resource Management
Constitutions and the Commons looks at a critical but little examined issue of the degree to which the federal constitution of a nation contributes toward or limits the ability of the national government to manage its natural resources (or commons). Furthermore it considers how far the constitution...
To Be Published March 30th 2014 by RFF Press